The Intellectual Devotional: Revive your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class
The Intellectual Devotional Revive your Mind Complete Your Education and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class Author:David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim Millions of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection -- collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. — The Intellectual Devotional is a secular version of the same -- a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year. — Each daily digest of w... more »isdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music. Impress your friends by explaining Plato's Cave Allegory, pepper your cocktail party conversation with opera terms, and unlock the mystery of how batteries work.
Daily readings range from important passages in literature to basic principles of physics, from pivotal events in history to images of famous paintings with accompanying analysis. The book's goal is to refresh knowledge we've forgotten, make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our school days are behind us.
Offering an escape from the daily grind to contemplate higher things, The Intellectual Devotional is a great way to awaken in the morning or to revitalize ones mind before retiring in the evening.« less
Gives about 350 one page summations of all the high-fallootin' things you need to know to sound like an intellectual that were taught in those lessons you skipped in school, like Virginia Woolf, Plato's theory of forms, the Battle of the Midway, and Hindu Epics.